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the last word. president obama accepts the democratic nomination and lays out his vision for a second term in the white house. >> you didn't-elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear. you elected me to tell you the truth. and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> while vice president joe biden draws a contrast with the republican ticket. >> you see, you, we, most americans have incredible faith in the decency and hard work of the american people and we know what has made this country. it's the american people. but will more americans go back to work. the government releases the august unemployment report this
morning. and standing strong. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords brings the convention crowd to its feet when she delivers the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 7, 2012. good morning everybody. happy friday. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning president obama hits the campaign trail fighting to keep his job with just 61 days until the election. last night he accepted the democratic nomination for a second term asking for more time to fix the nation's problems. mr. obama told the convention crowd that this country's problems can can be solved but the task won't be easy. susan mcginnis is covering the convention in charlotte this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. talking to folks here who were at the convention. so many said he revived the
excitement of four years ago. the question is, did he win over those who he inspired then who have since become disillusioned. the crowd was on their feet as president obama took the stage to make it official. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> he says this election isn't just about him. he says it's a choice. >> on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> and the president says the republicans have only one path. >> have a surplus? try a tax cut. deficit too high? try another. field a cold coming on? take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning. >> in his acceptance speech, vice president biden stuck to the line which has almost become a catch phrase for him. >> osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> democrats hope the energy and momentum of these last three
days will carry forward now that the conventions are over and the fall campaign begins. the president says this election is still about hope. >> if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. >> and vice president biden says americans never lost faith. >> you never quit on america. and you deserve a president who will never quit on you. >> supporters know the path to victory starts with the party base. >> we're the ones who have to make it happen. this is encouraging you to work even harder? >> absolutely. i'm going to start before the week is out. >> there are 61 days left until election day. no break for either candidate. president obama campaigns in new hampshire and ohio today. mitt romney's wrapped up three days of debate rehearsals. he'll be in new hampshire. >> susan mcginnis, have a good weekend. making the case for a second term, the president said he was mindful of his own failings. brian montopoli for cbs news.com
has more on the speech. >> last night in the democratic national convention, barack obama made his case for reelection. now, he laid out a vision in which democrats stand for americans all being in it together, whereas republicans stand for you being on your own. it was not the lofty speech w saw in 2008 about hope and change and it was not the fresh faced perrmance from 2004. this was a candidate who had to make the case based on his record and not just his potential. he only mentioned mitt romney once but he certainly took a number of shots at his opponent and certainly, we're going to see the democrats creating contrast with the republicans from here on out. president obama head back out on the campaign trail, he's hitting three states, new hampshire, iowa and florida and the next big moment in this will be the debates in october. i'm brian montopoli in charlotte for cbs news. even before the president spoke, the romney campaign reacted. taking the administration to task for failing to create enough jobs. the romney campaign released a
new ad scheduled to run in eight swing states. >> this president can ask us to be patient, this president can tell us it was someone else's fault but this president cannot tell us that you're better off today than when he took office. >> romney rye mains in new hampshire preparing for debates. his running mate campaigned in california and colorado about big government. >> their convention actually began with a tribute to big government. they actually said, government is the only thing we all belong to. >> ryan said he and mitt romney won't duck the tough issues and they will fix the "mess in washington." ryan campaigns in nevada today. the economy and jobs are the central theme of campaign 2012. today the government releases its jobs report for last month. yesterday's numbers were better than expected. weekly applications for unemployment benefits fell by 12,000, down to 365,000. there are varied estimates on today's report. adp estimates there were 201,000
jobs added in august, but a survey of economists say employers added 135,000 jobs. the unemployment rate stands at 8.3 ers. over the last two weeks of conventions, we've heard a lot of promises, accusations and finger pointing to from political leaders, but last night we caught a glimpse of something that can inspire the nation. gabrielle giffords, the former representative from arizona, took the stage. she was a little shaky, but former congresswoman gabrielle giffords walked out on the charlotte stage under her own power. giffords was guided by her close friend, congresswoman and democratic party chair, debbie wasserman schultz. when she reached center stage, giffords led the audience in reciting the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for
which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> giffords was shot in the head in an attack that left six other people dead in january of 2011. she spent the last year and a half learning how to walk and talk again. the appearance brought back memories of last august when giffords made a surprise visit to the capitol to vote on raising the debt ceiling. lawmakers from both parties rose to their feet giving her a lengthy ovation. giffords resigned from congress this year but helped her former aid, ron barber, win a special election for her seat. ron barber was one of those wounded in the shooting. giffords launched a political action committee. they will support democratic candidates dedicated to compromise and bipartisanship. "moneywatch" time on a friday. market rally on action by europe's bank to ease the
eurozone crisis. where is the fastest highway in the country. ashley morrison noise. >> yeah, the one i take into work. investors around the world seemed to like what they heard from the president of the central bank. mario draghi announced plans to buy bonds. it's expected to draw down borrowing rates. asian markets soared. the nikkei added more than 2%. its biggest one-day percentage gain in five months. while hong kong's hang seng rose 3%. the bond buying program sparked a banner day. the dow jones added 244 points to close at its highest point since 2007 before the great recession began. the nasdaq was up 66 points. amazon's trying to get a jump on the holiday shopping season. on thursday, the company unveiled four new kindle fire tablet computers. they feature bigger screens and they start at $299.
and texas is moving into the fast lane. the state will open a stretch of highway with the nation's highest speed limit. 85 miles per hour. texas transportation commission approved the 85 miles per hour zone for a toll road run frg austin to san antonio. i do not think i ever want to be stuck on that road. >> really in. >> yes. that would scare me. >> yeah, that's a good point. i kind of want one of those in new york city. >> we kind of do have one. >> ride in a taxi cab. ashley morrison here in new york. good to see you. coming up on the morning news -- >> he would threaten people because he had a gun and april badge. nobody ever took him on. we took him on now and he lost. >> former illinois police chief drew peterson is found guilty of murdering his wife after a long-running investigation. k cos are a sizzling deal, starting at 6 bucks. try our new lunch-size chicken fajitas, sauteed onions and peppers topped with grilled chicken,
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the national hurricane center says there's a 40% chance it could redevelop into another tropical storm. forecasters say remnant of the massive storm are sitting in the gulf of mexico. if isaac reforms, he will become a she and become tropical storm nadine. bermuda is getting ready for hurricane leslie. it's about 430 miles south of the island with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. forecasters say it's expected to get stronger today and pass east of bermuda possibly as a category 2 hurricane with winds of 125 miles per hour. a missouri bishop has been found guilty of failing to report suspected child abuse to authorities. robert finn is the first american bishop to be charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal. he received two years of probation thursday but acquitted on a second point. the priest he covered for pled guilty last month to child pornography charges. prosecutors are asking he spend the rest of his life behind bars. attorneys for drew peterson say they're going to appeal his conviction.
the former police officer was found guilty thursday of killing his third wife. but his lawyers say the deck was stacked against their client because of a new law dubbed drew's law. they say the law, the first of its kind in illinois history, allows peterson's wives to speak from the grave. bigad shaban explains. >> crowds cheered in the streets of joliet, illinois, after a chained drew peterson was convicted of murdering his third wife, kathleen savio. her family was in tears speaking outside the courthouse. >> finally somebody heard kathleen's cry. 12 people did the right thing. thank god, she won today. it's her victory. >> finally received justice. it has been for a very long time in coming. >> savio was found dead in her home in a dry bathtub more than eight years ago. but the prosecution considered that crime scene part of a cover-up. >> who falls into a bathtub with no water and drowns? >> her death was initially ruled as an accident. but in 2007, the case was reopened after peterson's fourth
wife, stacy peterson went missing. savio's body was resumed and her death reclassified as a homicide. drew peterson was never charged in stacy's death. after more than five weeks of testimony and a day and a half of jury deliberations, the former illinois police chief was found guilty of murdering savio. >> he was a thug. he would threaten people because he had a gun and april badge. and nobody ever took him on. we took him on now and he lost. an illinois state law passed as a result of the trial allowed the prosecution to include an unusual amount of circumstantial evidence, including testimony from the friend of kathleen savio who said kathleen told her a story about how drew threatened her at knifepoint. >> it's a dark day in america when you can convict somebody on hearsay evidence. >> peterson, now 58 years oiled, could face up to 60 years behind bars when he's sentenced next month. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. coming up, your friday morning weather, and the they
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large hail is heading east from the mississippi valley to the ozarks. it will be extremely hot across much of the southern plains. a warm and humid air mass sits over much of the northeast and it will be mainly dry out in the west. in sports this morning, the new york yankees up against the ropes in the orioles help put them there. baltimore bombed the yankees with six homers. baltimore knocks out new york, 10-6. in july the yankees were up ten games. now they're tied for first with the orioles in the american league east. bad blood in washington, a shouting match between cubs coach and base coach bo porter cleerts benches: he's ease jekted. benches clear all over again. three more players were ejected. this was war. a marathon match in the u.s. open. they slug it out for an epic four hours and 31 minutes.
6-3, 6-7 -- the spaniard is looking for a sixth title of the year and novak djokovic had an easier time against juan martin del potro. he advances to the grand slam semifinal. the nfl is mourning the loss of ravens owner art mow dell. he helped turn the nfl into a money making machine. he angered cleveland fans in 1995 when he took the browns to baltimore. during his career, he helped to negotiate the league's tv contracts and served as nfl president. art mow dell died from natural causes in baltimore thursday. he was 87 years old. when we come back on a friday, another look at this morning's top stories and flight risk. a hoax involving a bizarre love triangle forces a passenger plane to turn around. here's my . cute. then new activia breakfast blend.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., partly sunny 92. showers in denver, 70. sunny in seattle, 85. top stories now on a friday morning. president obama accepted the democratic nomination for a second term last night in charlotte, north carolina. the president talked about his accomplishments, both foreign and domestic, and his failures. but said the country's problems can be solved. also last night, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords led the democratic national convention in the pledge of allegian allegiance. giffords was severely wounded in an attack last year. the fbi is investigating a nasty hoax, a woman and her new boyfriend allegedly pulled on her ex. a u.s. airways flight to dallas returned to philadelphia thursday. officials had gotten a call that christopher shell had explosives on board. he was on his way home to celebrate his 29th birthday.
instead he was taken off the plane at begun point. cbs news learned his ex's new boyfriend may have placed the call. shell didn't help by posting on facebook that a friend escorted him through security. >> the only thing i did do is walk through with him and guide him around and help him carry things and tell him what the regulations were. >> but shell ended up spending his birthday in jail. he was arrested when he arrived in dallas on outstanding warrants. all kind of drama. last night's pittsburgh/cincinnati football game in ohio, a member of the band did a lip-synching. cameras caught a trumpet player tumbling down the stadium steps. it caused his instrument to break apart. he managed to put the trumpet back together but missing the mouthpiece. he pretended to keep on going not missing a step. sometimes you got to fake it until you make it and fake good. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a preview of the nfl season with
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